The Horrors Of The Holocaust Essay

1053 Words Mar 28th, 2016 5 Pages
The Holocaust is, undoubtedly, one of the most infamous incidents in the history of the world. When one thinks of the Holocaust, the persecution and execution of Jews instantly comes to mind. The “undesirables”, as they were called, experienced tremendous acts of injustice and cruelty that have remained forever in victims’ minds, causing some to share their experiences with the world. There is a plethora of riveting novels and stories that have been written over time that truly capture the essence of the Holocaust and detail the atrocities committed during that time. Since the end of World War II, literature such as Night by Elie Wiesel, The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank, and Number the Stars by Lois Lowry have chronicled the horrors of the Holocaust and touched both hearts and minds along the way. Night, by Elie Wiesel, is just one of the numerous novels written to express the savagery of the Holocaust. This book is just one of over 30 books Wiesel has written throughout his life, but it is arguably his most famous. (Elie Wiesel Bio) Night tells the tale of a young Elie Wiesel as he encounters countless obstacles in his journey through concentration camps. Though the novel begins with Wiesel and his family safe in their home of Sighet, the happy bliss did not last for long. Soon, all Jews were rounded up and kept in Ghettos, eventually being sent to concentration camps. Wiesel recalls this occurrence in Night, saying, “The Hungarian police made us climb into the…

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